South Geelong, Victoria
- Departs from:
407 Yarra Street Geelong 3220 VIC
ph:+613 5221 0300
- Departure time:
Hidden away between rolling green hills, craggy volcanic escarpments and magnificent views of nearby Mount Bunninyong, Narmbool encompasses a number of significant ecosystems including pasture and grazing land, native bush and various waterways.
Owned and operated by Sovereign Hill since 2000, Narmbool prides itself on educating sustainable farming in a diverse and fragile ecosystem.
First settled in 1839 Narmbool started out a reasonably small property at just 640 acres (1 square mile) and has slowly grown to a 2,000 hectare property of which 1,000 acres has been set aside for conservation.
Since 1980, Narmbool has seen a firm commitment to environmental issues, implementing a strong program of tree planting to reduce erosion, provide habitat for native animals and protection for livestock.
Carrying approximately 12,000 adult sheep, Narmbool’s dedication to sustainability in farming, as well as the protection of the environment means that the property is also home to koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, platypuses and numerous bird species.
Through the Australian Government 20 Million trees program, Narmbool has successfully acquired funding for another 20,000 plants to be implemented on the property.
Join us at this beautiful locality to help maintain the environmental integrity through such tasks as weed removal, site preparation and tree planting.
We will provide transport from South Geelong, departing at 8.00am and returning around 4pm. Or if you live local you can meet on-site by prior arrangement.
What to wear:
- Long pants and long sleeved shirt
- Sturdy, enclosed shoes
What to bring:
- Lunch and bottle of water
- Broad brimmed hat and wet weather gear (if needed)
What is provided:
- Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc
- Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided each day
- Pick up and drop off as detailed above
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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